Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Across the way the lilac bush is coming into its own and the smell is glorious.
Local gardens are decorated with bunting and flags, and one even has the a model jeep in the drive.
As we were driving back from shopping, there was a two minute silence on the radio and many people were standing at the end of their drives showing their respect. Some had tables and chairs at suitable distances in their front gardens intending to have ‘tea’ rather than street parties. Community spirit is wonderful.
For us, we had our anniversary dinner today and the butcher did not disappoint with the steak. I cooked it in a frying pan with a little water on a low heat, turning often, and it was tender and moist, practically falling away from the knife.
I served it with garlic bread, mixed veg, wedges and garlic mushrooms.
Unable to get the frozen garlic mushrooms we prefer, I improvised and the end result was not bad at all.
We bought some fresh button mushrooms and I boiled about a dozen in a saucepan with some chopped garlic. I drained off the liquid, then tossed the mushrooms in some dry sage and onion stuffing mix, and put them in the oven to ‘do’ whatever it would (this was an experiment after all).
After 15 minutes, I was ready to serve and although they weren’t exactly how I’d hoped to look at, they tasted extremely good. Had we had salad instead of mixed veg, the crunchy left over mix in the baking tray would have gone well on the lettuce to give it a ‘bit of bite’.
I shall be making my cheesecake tomorrow as it’s too late for Hubby to have some if I make it today.
Happy Anniversary Di! Wishing you many, many more. Everything looks and sounds delicious.
Hard to believe we’ve been together 31 years and married for 29 (come Sunday), and he can still surprise me!
That’s good Di, you’re a lucky woman.
I know. 😀
I love the smell of lilacs! Sounds like a very nice day!
It’s lovely here, not quite as sunny, but it’s warm and there’s no wind.
If I sit quietly on your drive can I have some cheese cake tomorrow! Dinner looks fab 👌💜
Of course you could Willow. I will post a picture of it when done, so that my readers can have a virtual slice.
Cheers that will cheer me up 💜
Happy anniversary Di.
Thank you. We had the special meal today as it’s on Sunday and the butcher wouldn’t be open to buy it fresh.
You’re welcome 😉
Love the lilac display.
I have some bunting displayed in my living room window for today. I put it up late last night before bed.
It’s a lovely sunny day today.
Happy Anniversary x
Thank you! 29 years on Sunday (and no time off for good behaviour LOL)
😁 Have a lovely relaxing day. 😊
It sounds like you had a great day, Di. I just love the English sense of community. We don’t have that here at all.
We first felt part of a community when we bought the boat, and now here. It really is a lovely sense of belonging.
I remember V-E day and the joy felt as the Second World War was over in Europe. We were still at war with Japan. Stay safe!
and you Bettylouise